False-widow Bee Fly
Face
Ellura
False-widow Bee Fly
Ventral
 
    
False-widow Bee Fly (Pseudopenthes fenestrata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: False-widow Bee Fly (Pseudopenthes fenestrata)
This Photo:     Wing Venation

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We think we may have damaged it when catching it in a large net. It's body looks a bit managled, but it still managed to fly off. It's asleep here after being in the fridge.
Possibly an undescribed species or P. hesperis.
Compared to our previous P. hesperis, it's wings are much clearer/transparent near the body.
Overall the wing has more clear patches than P. fenestrata should have.
Chris said "Interesting, maybe teneral (ie recently emerged). Would need to see it"

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.